Monday, March 23, 2015

U.S. will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

GENEVA - The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a U.S. spokesman told Reuters.  The move at the 47-member state forum where Washington unfailingly defends Israel, follows signals that the Obama administration is undertaking a "reassessment" of relations with Israel.  The last time that Washington spoke under that stand-alone agenda item was in March 2013, U.N. records show.

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(Hat tip: KimR)


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